Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Don Quixote

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Don Quixote de la Mancha and Sancho Panza, 1863, by Gustave Dore

He tilted at windmills and went to battle with armies of sheep. Miguel de Cervantes' mad hero, Don Quixote, has been a classic literary figure since the early 1600s. In today's show, a full hour of nothing but the Don and his faithful sidekick, Sancho Panza, in works by Georg Philipp Telemann and Richard Strauss.